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Application Cycles: 7/13/2010
Demographics: Male, 29, Caucasian
Home State: New York
Last Activity Date: 2/19/2015
SDN Handle: NYR56

Undergraduate College: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Area of Study: Engineering/Technology

Institution: SUNY Farmingdale & Old Westbury
Area of Study: Premedical Studies

MCAT: BS 15, PS 13, VR 11, N
Overall GPA: 3.33
Science GPA: 3.47

Brief Profile:
I did not intend to enter med school during college, and worked for a biomedical device company in the OR for a year. My interests changed, but due to my poor GPA from undergrad (3.2), I spent the next year doing post-bacc work in some pre-med courses and got a 4.0. I was in a fraternity in undergrad (no clubs) and have a patent for a medical device I worked on with a team in college. Did a bit of volunteering during my post-bacc year.

AMCAS submitted: 7/13/2010

Application Complete, Rejected

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University - "Interviewer expressed confidence I would get accepted."
Medical College of Wisconsin - "Small pooled 8/25, then invited to interview for waitlist only. Waitlisted in top quartile."
SUNY Stony Brook - "Interviewer said he was "sure" they would accept me. My email response to confirm I wanted to stay ..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

SUNY Downstate - "Interviewer expressed doubt that I would actually attend Downstate."

Accepted off Waitlist

University of Cincinnati - "Ranked in the top third of the waitlist on 5/9/2011 then accepted."
SUNY Buffalo - "Accepted from the top third of the waitlist."
Hofstra University - "Accepted off of the preferred alternate list"


Boston University - "Great school, but it costs way too much for me to justify. Very difficult withdrawal."
SUNY Upstate - "First acceptance!"

Summary of Application Experience

I was pretty surprised at all the waitlists I was put on. I think all of the interviews went extremely well, so perhaps my low undergrad GPA held me back. After speaking with numerous doctors and advisors, I decided to attend SUNY Buffalo. I liked the school and the people, and the cost savings is simply too significant to pass up.